The Cowsills Sign to BLA Nashville. Anniversary Tour Announced.

Nashville, TN, November 14, 2008 --( Legendary pop group The Cowsills have signed with Buddy Lee Attractions for representation. The band continues to be managed by Wayne Coy Productions.

The Cowsills - with original members and siblings Bob, Susan and Paul Cowsill augmented by Susan’s husband, drummer Russ Broussard, Bob’s son Ryan Cowsill on keyboards, Paul’s son Brendon Cowsill on rhythm guitar and bassist Tad Armstong - will embark upon a major world tour in early 2009 in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the group’s 1969 smash hit, “Hair.”

The tour will visit more than 60 cities around the globe and include television, literary and sponsorship components. They are also the subject of a nearly completed feature film documentary chronicling their long career and the tragic passing of two of their brothers, Barry Cowsill who drowned in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and then Billy Cowsill after a long illness in Canada.

Bob Cowsill is encouraged by the group’s new beginnings, “we absolutely love performing and getting back in the saddle of touring after all these years. Meeting people we had crossed paths with in a different way back in the hey-day, personally meeting and greeting everyone and enjoying the memories shared by all. That two sons would now replace two brothers was unexpected but afforded us a light in the darkness after we lost Billy and Barry.”

"For four decades, fans have embraced the music and family history of The Cowsills," said Steve Peck, head of BLA's rock/variety music division. "The Cowsills are a rare breed. Definitely the best pop harmonies I have ever heard in my life. They have only been back out performing for a little over a year and they continue to blow away audiences and talent buyers as a live act. They get a standing ovation at every show without exception and I’ve never seen any act pull that off. The upcoming Anniversary tour will continue the great tradition. Buddy Lee Attractions is ecstatic to be a part of it."

Signing with the Nashville agency has Susan Cowsill energized, “we are all happy to be on board with BLA, playing many awesome shows and connecting with our fans all over this beautiful planet.” Brother Paul Cowsill adds, “I'm looking forward to meeting more people who took the ride with us in the 60's. In my opinion the shows and singing are better now and our appreciation for the fans is better due to our maturity as performers. We are having fun and it’s infectious. I’m looking forward to working with Steve and BLA. I believe that they really get what we’re about as a family and a band and they are a first class organization.”

In the late 1960’s, The Cowsills rocketed to fame behind such classic pop hits as "The Rain, The Park & Other Things (I Love The Flower Girl)”, “We Can Fly”, "Indian Lake", “Love American Style” and “Hair” the title song from the Broadway Musical. They were the real life inspiration for “The Partridge Family.”

The group were mainstays on primetime television during the period, appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and with such notables as Johnny Cash and Dean Martin. The Cowsills are acknowledged as one of the premiere pop vocal groups of all time and recently celebrated combined album and single sales of more than 35 million units.

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